Focus on Technology: Windows 10 shortcuts

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If you're like me, sometimes you're a slow learner or you just like things the way they were. Why change a good thing, right?  Windows 10 has some nice new features, but I thought Windows 7 was simple and easy to use, plus I know it.  Here are some tips on how to navigate Windows 10 a little easier.  Hope they help.

Right Mouse Click on Windows (Start) Icon This will pop-up a list of applications like on Windows 7.
Windows Key - Alt - Esc Toggle through all open windows (applications)
Ctrl - Shift - Esc Open Task Manager (click on More Details in bottom left)
Esc Escape from current pop-up from a shortcut.
Windows Key - D Show the Desktop.
Windows Key - Tab Show running tasks (applications).
Windows Key - Ctrl Key - D Open new virtual desktop window.
Windows Key - Ctrl Key - Left or Right Arrow Move left or right between virtual desktops.
Windows Key - Ctrl Key - F4 Closes the current virtual desktop
Windows Key - Up Arrow Changes current window from normal to full screen or from minimized to normal.
Windows Key - Down Arrow Changes current window from full screen to normal or from normal to minimized.
Windows Key - Left or Right Arrow Moves current window to left half of screen or right half. Combine with Up or Down Arrow keys to move to top left quarter, etc.

The HowToGeek web site has a large listing of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts.

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